City of Waveland, Mississippi


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The City of Waveland
has passed a new

Beachfront Bonfire Ordinance

You may view and download a copy here.

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen meet on
the First Tuesday and the Third Wednesday
following the First Tuesday of each month.

Please refer to the Calendar
on the Administration Page.
Meeting Agendas may be found here and
Minutes of past Meetings may be found here.

Please note:
Agendas are subject to change
up to the time of the Meeting.
Minutes must be approved by
the Board of Aldermen before
publication on the City Website.

Planning & Zoning Meetings are scheduled as follows:
(Meetings are held in the Board Room at 6:00 PM)

Monday, November 23, 2015
Deadline to apply October 19, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015
Deadline to apple November 30, 2015





The most active part of Hurricane Season is upon us.
Here are two checklists for Preparedness and Recovery
you may find useful.
Hurricane Preparedness Checklist  ->
Hurricane Recovery Checklist  ->

Attention Waveland Property Owners:

In an effort to deter vagrancy issues,
the City is asking that, if you own a home in Waveland
that is currently NOT OCCUPIED, please place a
No Trespassing
sign on that property.
If you have any questions,
please feel free to contact the Mayor’s Office at

Thank you,
Board of Mayor and Aldermen

  You may now pay Citations,
Privilege License Fees, Utilities Bills
and Building & Zoning fees online.

Click on the image below


Please note: This link takes you to an external website.



This years Christmas Bazaar will be held Friday & Saturday, November 21-22, 2015
at the Ground Zero Museum, 335 Coleman Ave, Waveland, MS

An informational flyer is available here.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor,
an application is available here.

Please scroll down for
Important Announcements,
Other Documents



The City of Waveland does not pick up costruction materials/debris, including sheetrock,
wood, electrical wire, furniture, appliances, electronics, household garbage or matresses, etc.

This also includes debris from all construction companies.

Please seek alternative means of disposal such as a dumpter or use of the County Landfill.

The City will pick up plant/branch clippings, limbs, etc., but branches
must be less than 10" in diameter and bundled.

For further assistance, please call

Mayors Welcome Message

Waveland Hazard Mitigation Plan

Local Weather

Mayor Mike Smith welcomes you to the
Official Website of the City of Waveland, Mississippi.

Our website is being developed as a one-stop destination for information relevent to residents, visitors, business owners and others interested in Waveland.

This website is a work in progress and as such, some pages may be incomplete or may not be available right away. Please be patient and check back often.

Many of the documents provided on this site are in pdf format and may require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is free software, for PC or Mac computers, and is available from Adobe here.  This link will open a new browser window or tab and take you to an external site. Please return here after you've  downloaded and installed Reader.

In addition to providing information relating to the City, we'll also have information on preparing for emergencies as well as links to other useful sites and a real-time hurricane tracking chart.

Please review the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy, linked at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions or comments pertaining to the City of Waveland, please contact City Hall.

If you notice any errors, omissions or broken links or if you have suggestions to improve this site, please click on the Webmaster link at the bottom of this page.

Finally, thank you for stopping by and please come back often.
Waveland is undertaking an update to its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan so that the city remains eligible for federal pre- and post-disaster mitigation funds.

Communities are required to update their plans on a 5-year basis.

The plan update also helps the city maintain a reduction in the cost of flood insurance through FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) Program.

The local hazard mitigation is evaluating the effects of several hazards on the city of Waveland. These hazards include: Flooding (100-year and 500-year), Localized Stormwater Flooding, Hurricane and Tropical Storm (Coastal Storm Surge), Coastal and Canal Bank Erosion, Drought, Wildfire, Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, Extreme Weather (Heat and Winter Events), Earthquake, Dam and Levee Failure and Climate Change (Sea Level Rise).

The hazard mitigation planning process started with a public kickoff meeting on November 7, 2012. The Local Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) has been meeting since this time to develop this updated plan through development of a risk assessment and hazard vulnerability, plan goals and a mitigation strategy.

The City of Waveland would like your input on this plan update and here is how you can get involved.

A copy of the draft plan along with a survey/questionnaire on the impacts of hazard is available at the Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Avenue, Waveland, MS 39576.

You may also contact Wavelands Fire Chief,
Tony Malini, at the Waveland Fire Department
at 228-467-2042 for further information on how you can get involved.

You may download a pdf document of the complete Local Hazard Mitigation Plan here.

This is a Adobe Acrobat pdf document that rmay require Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be
downloaded, free of charge, here.


Budget Information

Project Bidding Information

Design Standards Ordinance here
Subdivision Ordinance here
Zoning Ordinance here
Zoning Map here
Sign Ordinance here

Being Updated

Click here

Important Announcements

The State Treasurer of Mississippi may be holding money belonging to you.
Click here for a pdf document of persons in Hancock County who are owed money.
If your name is on the list, click here for information on claiming those funds.
The list is not strictly alphabetical, so look it over carefully.


Sign up for Hancock County Emergency Management Agency Alerts-Details here

For information about MAP for 2015, click here.

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Please use the Keep Waveland Beautiful link at the
top of this page for more information about
Keep Waveland Beautiful



The Waveland City Charter, with Amendments, is available.

This document covers the time period 1888 to present.
You may view the pdf file here.
This is a large file and may be slow to download,
depending on the speed of your internet connection.

“Please Note:  All original Charter documents prior to August 29, 2005 were lost to Hurricane Katrina;
they have been replaced by the Department of Archives & History,  Department of the Secretary of State,
the Attorney General’s Office or other State office as may apply.

Note:  The City’s current Charter that is followed is dated September 21, 1988
(beginning at page 130) along with subsequently adopted Amendment(s).
These Charter documents are listed chronologically for your convenience.”


Important documents, ordinances, etc.
can be found below

2014 Water Quality Report
can be found here


Final Design Standards
for the City of Waveland
can be found here

A copy of the FY  '15 Budget may be downloaded here
A copy of the Amended Budget for FY  '14 may be downloaded here

City of Waveland
2013 Redistricting
Demographic Analysis
Available here.

City of Waveland
Redistricting Plan 1
adopted October 7, 2013

Availible here.

City of Waveland
Sign Ordinance
Available here.

Redistricting of the Wards,
is availble here.

The latest City of Waveland
Zoning Map
is available here.

The latest City of Waveland
Zoning Ordinance
is available here.

The City of Waveland
Audited Finacials for
Fiscal Year Ended 9.30.2011
is available here.

Important Flood Information
can be obtained here.

The City of Waveland
2012 Annual Drinking Water
Quality Report is available here.

The FY 2014 Budget was adopted
by the Board on Wednesday,
September 11, 2013.
You may download a copy here.

A new brochure from the
Gulf Regional Planning Commission
is available for download here.
(large file, may be slow to download)

The City of Waveland
Audited Financials for
Fiscal Year Ended 9.30.2012
is available here.



These are pdf documents and may require Adobe Acrobat Reader,
which can be downloaded, free of charge, here.

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